Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
Paul Simon Returns to Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’
The singer-songwriter takes another pass at some of his favorite – and, in some cases, lesser-known – songs.
How Barbra Streisand Unknowingly Inspired Aerosmith’s Biggest Hit
A Barbra Streisand anecdote about new love helped Aerosmith score their first and only No. 1 song.
The Kinks Are Apparently Reuniting, but Maybe Not
Ray Davies seemed to laugh off the huge and unexpected revelation as a joke.
Dan Ingram, Celebrated Top 40 Disc Jockey, Dead at 83
Defined by his irreverent and edgy style, he was one of radio's best-known Top 40-spinning jokesters.
Watch Paul McCartney Return Home on ‘Carpool Karaoke’
The Beatles legend's 'Late Late Show' appearance became something of a magical mystery tour through Liverpool.
Paul McCartney Announces New LP ‘Egypt Station,’ Releases Two Songs
These are Paul McCartney's first new singles since a pair of collaborations with Kanye West in 2015.
35 Years Ago: Stevie Ray Vaughan Sparks a Blues Revolution With ‘Texas Flood’
The guitar hero and his band recorded their celebrated debut in just three days. Or so goes the legend.
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s Emotional ‘My Hometown’ at the Tonys
Billy Joel presented the Boss with a special Tony for his critically acclaimed stage hit 'Springsteen on Broadway.'
Freddie Mercury’s Sexuality Remained a Mystery Even to His Queen Bandmates
Queen never talked much about Freddie Mercury's sexuality, and even less about the disease that killed him.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington Says He’s Had Heart Attacks Onstage
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is apparently taking a "battery of nitroglycerin pills to stay alive."
Brian Wilson Postpones Shows to Undergo Back Surgery
Brian Wilson is coming off the road to deal with a back problem that has become unmanageable.
Nobody Ever Really Reunites
Fans are left, over and over, to wonder what might have been.